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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 217–238.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2007 Discovering Enlightenment in Chinese History: The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought, by Wang Hui Ban Wang The past has no voice: it exists as habits, institutions, artifacts...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 19–60.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Arif Dirlik Postmodernism and Chinese History Arif Dirlik This essay considers questions raised by postmodernism with spe- cific reference to issues in the historiography of China. If I spend more time working through...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Arif Dirlik © 2006 Reprinted by permission of Monumenta Serica Institute. 2006 Timespace, Social Space, and the Question of Chinese Culture Arif Dirlik I take up in what follows the general theme of the dimensions...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... or nationalities, religions, and even civilizations, which is also intertwined with the concept of trans-societal system. For example, the tributary system in Chinese history is not only a mode of contact in a trans-systemic society but also a form of network in the trans-societal system. It links various...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 157–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... This essay makes clear how colonial activities, including employing anthropological knowledge as a tool of control, were often legitimized by the state and the intellectual as efforts of “nation building.” The legacy of Chinese colonialism of the frontier—as well as its continuing impact—is reflected...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Gloria Davies What do we mean by “Chinese thought,” and how should we engage with it? This essay begins with the claim that sixiang , or “Chinese thought,” is best approached as both a mode of critical inquiry and a style of rhetorical persuasion. It argues that Lu Xun's reflections on baihua...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ruth Y. Y. Hung The production, consumption, and state control of Chinese TV serial drama can be seen as an instrument of power and profit maximization as well as a medium for mass education and homogenization in the form of popular culture. The serial drama Woju 蜗居 (Dwelling narrowness) (2009...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 149–172.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Fang-chih Irene Yang Chinese Drama, a new genre produced for the Chinese language market (with China as the center), while rhetorically legitimized through Taiwanese economic nationalism, has to negotiate the divisions between Chineseness and Taiwaneseness aesthetically, expressed through...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 93–120.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Wang Xiaoming; Lennet Daigle In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the earliest of the modern Chinese revolutionaries were looking beyond the creation of a new polity to the creation of a new kind of person and new ways of living together. At a moment when the political legacy...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and threatened to destroy the institutional foundation of the party-state. Seeking to remedy the virtual absence of a historically grounded understanding of the legacy of Chinese socialism in the contemporary discussions of “capitalism with Chinese characteristics,” this essay argues that how we understand...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 83–84.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on a chain gang, or the hum of tractors on a Midwest farm. It is a poetry created by ear and on the fly. Li Zhimin is a poet and scholar in both English and Chinese. Our long conversations about poetry have taken place in China and the United States, and, against all rational expectations, we have...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jiwei Ci Duke University Press 2007 What Is in the Cloud? A Critical Engagement with Thomas Metzger on “The Clash between Chinese and Western Political Theories” Jiwei Ci 1 A menacing cloud hangs across...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shaobo Xie; Fengzhen Wang © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are our own. Chinese Education in the Era of Capitalist Globalization Shaobo Xie and Fengzhen Wang After a long century...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 157–182.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Yu Keping © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are my own. The Developmental Logic of Chinese Culture under Modernization and Globalization Yu Keping Globalization...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Dirlik for his invaluable advice on how to revise the essay. I would also like to thank Nicole Kwoh for her kind assistance. Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are my own. The Importance of Being Chinese: Orientalism Reconfigured in the Age of Global Modernity...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jason McGrath In Chinese performance arts, one thing that was largely abandoned in the shift from traditional drama to motion pictures was the suppositionality of Chinese operatic performance, and the transition to digital cinema, particularly in the case of big‐budget blockbusters that compete...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lu Xun “Po e'sheng lun” (Toward a refutation of malevolent voices) is an essay from the formative period of the famous Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), penned in Tokyo in the classical Chinese language, and first published in December of 1908 (issue no. 8 of Henan , a soon-to-be-banned journal...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gloria Davies In engaging with Chinese perceptions of human rights, we must first consider how the human is understood in Chinese. The Confucian idea of the human as synonymous with benevolence is a morally exacting one. Across the centuries, it has found articulation in the enduring demand...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Arif Dirlik The discussion offered below is in two parts. The first part reproduces parts of an article published in 1981, at the very beginning of the reforms in Chinese socialism under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping. This article argued a point that proved to be controversial at the time...